The Bush Fire is currently 90% contained. Critical fire weather is expected in the fire area bringing high gusty winds and dry conditions through the weekend. Yesterday the fire was active within the unburned areas on the interior along the east side of the fire near Highway 188, as well as along the southern Four Peaks area. The fire’s interior has several unburned areas that will continue to burn, create visible smoke and may have visible flame at night, especially when challenged by high winds and dry conditions. The Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Team assumed command of the Bush and Central Fires at 6 a.m. today.
The team will continue the work to fully suppress and contain of both Central and Bush fires. Resources assigned to the fire continue to enhance and monitor containment, patrolling the fire’s edge. Resources are also available for the initial attack of new starts in the area.
Acres: 190,269 acres
Percent Containment: 90%
Start Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Origin Location: 22 miles NE of Mesa,AZ
Fuels: Tall grass and brush
Resources: approx. 300 personnel including 1 Type 1 Crew, 2 Type 2 Crews; 18 Engines; 2 bulldozers; 11 water tenders; 8 helicopters
The Tonto National Forest has an area closure surrounding the Bush Fire. Fire restrictions remain in place. Details are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices.
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. More info visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
Fire Information: 928-351-7596 (public)
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